Bird & Bird recruits for Madrid launch

The technology firm’s new Spanish office, its thirteenth base, is headed by Javier Fernández-Samaniego, a former Linklaters managing associate and head of Linklaters’ IT and communications (ITC) team in Madrid, who joins as a partner

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Pubs, bars and restaurants using apps – managing Covid-19 restrictions

Covid-19 restrictions on the leisure, food & drink sector were relaxed in England on the 4 July, with other nations in the UK on differing timetables, and businesses are turning to app-based solutions to aida transition back to some form of normality. This briefing covers considerations for procuring and deploying mobile apps to manage Covid-19 restrictions.

Government announces £80m investment to cut emissions from homes and industry

As part of its decarbonisation agenda the Government has announced that it will invest nearly £80 million towards reducing carbon emissions across homes and energy intensive businesses. The announcement forms part of wider efforts to ensure the UK meets its legally binding target to reach net zero emissions by 2050.

Angola: Mergers & Acquisitions 2020

Susana Almeida Brandão (Managing Associate) and Vanusa Gomes (Managing Associate of ASP Advogados – VdA Legal Partners member in Angola) write a chapter for ICLG Mergers & Acquisitons 2020, an international guide that compares legislation from around the world. The lawyers write the Angola chapter where they explain and develop the country’s mergers and acquisitions […]

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Amgen’s adviser panel downsized after review

Amgen’s new European general counsel Robert Sexton has slashed the company’s list of preferred advisers following a widescale Continental review of the biotechnology giant’s law firms. Sexton, who joined Amgen in March this year from the Paris office of Salans, has been examining advisers with the aim of consolidating the company’s 70-strong list of law […]

Paul Hastings merges with Taiyo in Japan

Paul Hastings Janofksy & Walker has become the latest foreign firm to merge with a domestic Japanese firm following reforms introduced earlier this year. The US firm has merged with the Taiyo Law Office, its existing local firm alliance. Following the move, Norifusa Hashimoto, Yoshi Takatori, Jun Usami and Ayako Kawano will join the Paul […]

A&O’s Keal exits for Simpson Thacher

Allen & Overy (A&O) heavyweight Tony Keal is moving to US firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett after 23 years at the magic circle firm. It is known that Keal has been in discussion with the A&O senior management for several months about his exit. Keal acts for key Simpson Thacher client Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) […]

Norton Rose scoops Orrick shipping star

Norton Rose scoops Orrick shipping star” /> Norton Rose has snared Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe‘s European finance head Alain Gautron to strengthen its French shipping finance practice. Gautron joins Norton Rose today (12 September) along with an associate. His hire doubles the number of shipping finance partners in the firm’s Paris office, where the practice […]

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